June 7th, 2010, 07:59 AM #801
Just finished The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and loved the **** out of it, though I wouldn't say it had a profound effect on me.
June 7th, 2010, 10:43 AM #802
Just read Jennie by Douglas Preston. The plot is very simple but the story is surprisingly engrossing and in the end, poignant. About an anthropologist in the 60's who brings the baby of a dying chimpanzee mother home to Massachussets to be raised by his family and taught ASL in an animal language study. It is a well researched book told in the various viewpoints of the fictional family members and researchers who come to find the ape sees itself as human. Surprisingly compelling for such an easy read.
June 8th, 2010, 12:00 AM #803
Hip, if you haven't read Cannery Row, that's a fun book, much lighter than Grapes. And if you want serious and great, In Dubious Battle and The Winter of Our Discontent are among my other Steinbeck favorites.
Originally Posted by Hipcheck
Say anyone on this thread ever read, Independent People by Halldor Laxness? My friend recommended it, it won the Nobel, and I hear it's VERY tough. I'll eventually get to it, but just wondering...
June 8th, 2010, 12:45 AM #804
This whole 'what was the last book you really enjoyed'...look I read solely for pleasure. If I have to slog through a book simply for the sake of finishing, I will say so.
Anyway, i am not a biography reader...except on the can. It's funny I can read a couple pages whilst doing my...abolutions...and walk away
so, being a huge Chuck Barris/Gong Show fan,
This is just brilliant. Better than the movie, which was also very under-rated.
June 8th, 2010, 04:50 PM #805
Amazing so far...
June 8th, 2010, 04:52 PM #806
you know, every time i go to specifically pick this up, they are amazingly out of it... EVERY TIME!
Originally Posted by KingsOvAllKings
June 8th, 2010, 05:08 PM #807
Yeah i could never find it at bookstores, amazon is your friend!
Originally Posted by gescom
I think the hardcover sells for a ton nowadays.
June 8th, 2010, 09:43 PM #808
I really liked House of Leaves. I tried to read his second book, Only Revolutions, and I just couldn't get into it.
June 10th, 2010, 06:58 PM #809
How could I forget?
So ****ing funny.
June 10th, 2010, 08:41 PM #810
This is my literary obsession at the moment!
I Love You Virginia Woolf!